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Although not related to the remote sections, we found the stretch between the base of the Sierras and Placerville to be unacceptable for touring: Way, WAY too much traffic, steep, slow hills, poor sight lines, etc. I haven't got it mapped out, but on one trip over the Sierras we stayed on 88 a bit past Mormon Immigrant Trail (snowed in) and dropped down to Fiddle Town via, I think, Shake Ridge Rd. You should be able to find it on Google maps. Do some research, and you'll find a very nice alternate leading south out of Folsom and then up into the mountains. We did it heading west. This alternate is MUCH better. For what it's worth, others have complained about this section of the Western Express, too.
(Nobody in the A.C.A. forums has done this A.C.A. route? )